Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody spent more than $300,000 between July and September in his bid for re-election in November, according to campaign finance reports.

Local candidates submitted their most recent campaign finance reports Oct. 5, which detail contribution, expenses and loans between July 1 and the end of September.

Much of the Chody campaign spending went to Murphy Nasica, a full-service political consulting firm, to which it paid about $255,900, documents show.

Chody, who won the lottery in 2001, also loaned his campaign about $290,000, the report said. Political contributions not including the loans totaled about $5,500, it said.

Chody’s opponent, Mike Gleason, spent about $16,600 on his campaign through September with about $15,800 going to advertisements, the report said. Political contributions for the Gleason campaign totaled nearly $20,000 with notable contributors including Williamson County Commissioner Terry Cook and former County Judge Dan Gattis.

Early voting begins Oct. 13. Election Day is Nov. 3.

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